The La Madeleine Croque Monsieur is a fancy ham and cheese sandwich. If you have never had one, you should try one of these amazing ham and cheese sandwiches.
If you are lucky you have tried a La Madeleine Croque Monsieur before, if not, you can enjoy this favorite menu item that is served. If you like Swiss cheese and ham sandwiches you are in luck. In reality, this is a ham and cheese sandwich that has the classic French Mornay cheese sauce poured over the top of the sandwich. The sandwich is then broiled until the cheese begins to brown.
La Madeleine uses their honey wheat berry bread for the sandwich. You could choose any bread that you prefer. Traditionally this sandwich was made with a sweet bread like a brioche. Again, you can use the type of bread you like the best.
For this recipe I like to use my toaster broiler oven, I simply lay the buttered sandwiches directly on the rack so both sides of the bread brown at once. When I go back to cook it the second time I lay the sandwich onto a baking sheet, and then add the cheese sauce, and a touch of additional cheese before placing under the broiler for the second time. Never fear, if you don't have a toaster broiler oven, chances are your oven has a broil feature. You may want to move the rack closer to the heating elements for optimal browning.
There is another variation to this sandwich, La Madeleine does not serve this one, but it is simply the Croque Monsieur sandwich with a fried egg added to the top.